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International Scientific Events

Name of Funding Instrument

International Events


To support the organisation of scientific events.

Eligibility Requirements

Researchers responsible for organising the event.

Proposal Requirements

  • International specialist conferences: Integrative lecture event with a specific topic and focus on a European audience; a variant of the Gordon Conference
  • International congress, symposium, colloquia, workshop: International scientific event of particular significance for a specific subject area with a large number of participants from both Germany and abroad; held in a different country each year
  • Annual meeting: A regularly recurring meeting of a German specialist society, working group or specialist group; event of national significance with a clearly defined topic and international participation

Type and Extent of Funding

  • International specialist conferences: Funding can be provided to cover expenses remaining after all other financing opportunities have been exhausted.
  • International congress, symposium, colloquia, workshop: Lump sum, varies according to the number of researchers participating
  • Annual meeting: Allowances for travel expenses (travel and maintenance costs) for active participants from abroad

Cost Elements

  • Staff costs, room rental (including utilities), instrumentation and equipment, printed materials, office supplies, postage costs, travel allowance (travel and accommodation costs)
  • For annual meetings: funding is provided only for travel expenses (rail or air) for roundtrip travel to the meeting, as well as maintenance costs for each day of the event

Proposal Deadlines

Generally 6 months before the event begins. Special regulation for annual meetings: proposals can only be supported every second year.


Forms and Guidelines

Forms and Guidelines

Time to Decision

On average: 6 months.

Additional Information

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